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Squier Strat
Squier Strat

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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Music
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: kitchen
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Aperture: 2.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Abstract, Performance
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2004

My husband's hands playing guitar. I suppose I could put it with the picture of my husband's hands playing Piano (see sound challenge). :0)

I draped him with a black cloth so that his clothes weren't distracting. I had one with smaller dof, but it was focused just behind his hand on the fret, adn upon first glance looked like nothing was in focus.

Post processing -- Desaturated red a bit, adjusted brightness/contrast a touch, cloned out a piece of dry skin on my husband's hand, resized, NEATIMAGE a touch, submitted.
I thought about cloning out the light glares on teh guitar, but decided to take a chance, because i actually like it better with them in there.

Place: 40 out of 174
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Views since voting: 1005
Votes: 185
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 11:10:59 AM
Get a Gibson. Oh yea, pretty good shot too :)
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02/13/2004 01:48:52 PM
Nicely fits the challenge. Efficiently composed. The shallow DOF main subject (hand on strings) blends well with the out-of-focus background (it is surprising how many others don't) Very nice image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2004 10:56:55 AM
nice detail on the fingers and thumb and nice to single out three frets
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02/12/2004 08:34:47 AM
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02/09/2004 11:58:33 PM
Super composition, nice exposure, effective use of DOF. - Super job!
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02/09/2004 10:51:02 PM
Love the composition of this, it's perfect. Great focus on the hand.
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02/09/2004 04:23:06 PM
Good example of shallow DOF where interest is maintained in the out of focus areas.
Well done
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